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Jun28

The G20 Toronto 2010 Post Part 1

Monday, 28 June 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

Ok, I just was almost finished posting this, and it's taken a long time with the resizing the photos that I'm over this post. So here is the short version. I've been documenting some of the marches going on during the G20.

Ok, I just was almost finished posting this, and it's taken a long time with the resizing the photos that I'm over this post. So here is the short version. I've been documenting some of the marches going on during the G20.
I've very lucky that I never once was arrested as I was very close to the action. On the last day I waited around, and about ten minutes or so after I left, several police cars were set on fire and the mayhem began.

This day was tense, but turned out to be peaceful. At one point a friend and I were trapped between lines of riot police, but CTV's Lisa LaFlamme was right beside me, so I figured I'd be ok.

Here are some photos:
The Raging Grannies

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The Raging Grannies

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The Raging Grannies

poverty

College St. & Yonge St.

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College St. & Yonge St.

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A smiling police man, that changed over the weekend.

 

copviser

copslinedup

College St.

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The Black Bloc - the trouble makers

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Confronting a police officer who won't give his badge number.

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Confrontation contines with journalist who turns out to be Jesse Rosenfeld from The Guardian, and was arrested and assaulted by police on Saturday night at what started as a peaceful demonstration. He is now being interviewed all over the place about his experiences. 

fight

It's hard to see, but the man in the blue shirt has his fist up hitting a police officer, a bit of mayhem broke out soon after. At one point I thought I was going to get swept up into it, but as long as I was near media, rightly or wrongly, I thought I'd be ok.

crowd1

University Ave. and College St.

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Man had just tried to cross riot police line and was thrown back. Yelling at the officers began, they remained robotic.

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I'm trying to get a shot of Lisa LaFlamme reporting, at this point nobody knew if this was going to end peacefully. It could have gone any direction.

copspair

Caught in the line of fire. But I knew that my new face would protect me.

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